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생활 지원제도로 새로운 삶을 꿈꿀 수 있는 카메룬의 HIV 감염 여성들

2009.12.10

* UNICEF: Income generation gives a mother living with HIV a new lease on life
* 시간: 03 min 08 secs
* 촬영도시: Northern Cameroon
* 촬영국가: Cameroon
* 촬영일자: 05 Nov 2009


Growing Cassava in these fields in northern Cameroon is a hard way of making money for single mother Adele.


She's living with HIV and lost her husband to the virus 7 years ago. Two years ago her daughter also died from AIDS.


Adele has to support 10 children. She struggled for a long time to put food on the table and take the necessary steps to look after herself.


But her life has changed since she was given help by a local NGO, Femme Pour Christ, supported by UNICEF.


As part of their income generation program Adele received a grant of $100 which meant she could plant more crops and set up a small stall in the market.


"Before we were really suffering, things were not moving and we used to live in a bad situation. But now I'm strong with the help of Femme Pour Christ," says Adele. Every morning Adele walks into town to run her stall. She sells dried vegetables nuts and spices.


On average she makes around 10 dollars a day. This allows her to feed the family 3 times a day instead of just once and she's now sending 5 of them to school.


Nutrition plays a vital role in the management of HIV/AIDS. Nurse Yepele Therese Clarisse with the UNICEF supported NGO visits Adele 3 times a week to make sure she has enough antibiotics and vitamins. She also advises her on the need for a varied diet to strengthen her immune system and fight the virus.


The income generating project is currently helping 234 families supporting more than 1000 vulnerable children.


Grants of up to $300 are provided for activities ranging from selling food items in the market to setting up a small timber business.


"Thanks to the UNICEF supported project, the people who are affected, infected or who are sick, are now capable of living a normal life, they can work and also be active and productive in their community," says Souleymane Kanon, Head of HIV/AIDS UNICEF Cameroon.


Half a million people are known to be living with HIV in Cameroon, of which 69,000 are under the age of 15. Young women are especially at risk because they're often unable to negotiate safe sex.


UNICEF is working with the Ministry of Health and the National Aids Committee to ensure more families like Adele's are able to continue living a normal life.

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